Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 15th Edition

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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 15th Edition

By Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan Derrickson

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$119  USD | $139  CAN

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GERARD J. TORTORA is a professor of biology and former biology coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

Above all, Tortora is devoted to his students and their aspirations. In recognition of this commitment, he was the recipient of MACUB’s 1992 President’s Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

Bryan Derrickson is Professor of Biology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Duke University. Bryan’s study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in cell biology, his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Faculty Academy Committee (now called the Teaching and Learning Academy), which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. Nationally, he is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Bryan has always wanted to teach. Inspired by several biology professors while in college, he decided to pursue physiology with an intent to teach at the college level. He is completely dedicated to the success of his students. He particularly enjoys the challenges of his diverse student population, in terms of their age, ethnicity, and academic ability, and finds being able to reach all of them a rewarding experience. His students continually recognize Bryan’s efforts and care by nominating him for a campus award known as the “Valencia Professor Who Makes Valencia a Better Place to Start.” Bryan has received this award three times.

  1. An Introduction to the Human Body
  2. The Chemical Level of Organization
  3. The Cellular Level of Organization
  4. The Tissue Level of Organization
  5. The Integumentary System
  6. The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
  7. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
  8. The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
  9. Joints
  10. Muscular Tissue
  11. The Muscular System
  12. Nervous Tissue
  13. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  14. The Brain and Cranial Nerves
  15. The Autonomic Nervous System
  16. Sensory, Motor and Integrative Systems
  17. The Special Senses
  18. The Endocrine System
  19. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood
  20. he Cardiovascular System: The Heart
  21. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics
  22. The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity
  23. The Respiratory System
  24. The Digestive System
  25. Metabolism
  26. The Urinary System
  27. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
  28. The Reproductive Systems
  29. Development and Inheritance